Seven LBTO staff members join the LINC-NIRVANA team to celebrate the successful completion of Preliminary Acceptance Europe. Click the photo for a full-size version

                                                              7 May 2015


Dear Fellow Nirvanans,


I am thrilled to report that we have passed PAE!


A team of seven LBTO staff members, including the director, spent the last four days here in Heidelberg, reviewing our PAE documentation and working with the team on various aspects of the instrument. This included several sessions in the integration hall and demonstrations of instrument operation. There was also a very constructive discussion of directions for LN after our initial implementation.


As always, we passed “with actions”, and we have a number of (manageable) tasks to complete before shipment. Nevertheless, this is an important milestone for LINC-NIRVANA, as it represents the transition to the next exciting phase of the project: getting the instrument to work on sky.


Thanks to our LBT colleagues for the constructive interchange. And special thanks to you (us) for this great achievement!


Best wishes,


Site manager: Tom Herbst

Last updated:

14 July 2015